Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Spring break this week at the University of Richmond, so the show expands to four hours and airs at a special time.

The program samples the recorded legacy of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Austrian cellist, conductor and music scholar, who died on March 5. Harnoncourt
was one of the most consequential classical musicians of our time –
a pivotal figure in the evolution of historically informed performance practice over the past three generations, and
one of the first conductors to apply the insights and sensibilities of the early music movement to the performance of 19th-century music with modern orchestras.

We’ll hear Harnoncourt’s interpretations of baroque, classical and romantic repertory, including some of his pioneering recordings from the 1960s and ’70s with Concentus Musicus Wien, the period-instruments ensemble he founded and led for more than 60 years.

March 10
3-7 p.m. EST
2000-2400 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Haydn: “The Creation” –
“Achieved is the glorious work”
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Michael Schade, tenor
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Arnold Schönberg Choir
Concentus Musicus Wien
(Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Piano Concerto No. 4
in G major
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Chamber Orchestra
of Europe (Teldec)

Johann Strauss II: “Die Fledermaus” Overture
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam (Teldec)

Past Masters:
Purcell: Fantasia No. 1
for three viols, Z. 732
Concentus Musicus Wien (Omega)
(recorded 1962)

Past Masters:
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2
in D minor, BWV 1008
– Prelude
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, baroque cello
(Musical Heritage Society)
(recorded 1965)

Past Masters:
J.S. Bach: Cantata,
“Nun komm, der heiden Heiland,” BWV 62
Peter Jelosits, boy soprano
Paul Esswood, alto
Kurt Equiluz, tenor
Ruud Van der Meer, bass
Tölzer Knabenchor
Concentus Musicus Wien (Teldec)
(recorded 1975)

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major
Chamber Orchestra
of Europe (Teldec)

“The Water Goblin”
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam (Teldec)

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
Gidon Kremer, violin
Chamber Orchestra
of Europe (Teldec)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Vienna Philharmonic (RCA Victor)